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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BOOK YOUR SUMMER ALASKAN CRUISE Now Complete information upon request Contact ART WILUAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 Chomos not guilty in father's death By LAEIHV IHWNKTT "llci-ahl Mail Writer Alvln James Cliomos, 23, of was found not guilty of; the cliargc of non-capilal mur-, dcr when he appeared before Judge K. Moore in Llic Lclh- hridgc siding of the Alberta Supreme Court Tuesday. The cliargc frnm Ilio shotgun slaying of liis f.ilher Alec, 65, at Ihcir Tnlier home early in ttie evening of Feb. 15. In prescnlinf" liis decision, Judge Moore said evidence presented by h o I h Edith Chomos, wife of the dead man, and her son Alvin, who was charged, lead him lo accept (he explanation oT self-defence presented by defence lawyer L. D. MacLcan of Lelhliririge. During tlie 7 la-hour trial court was told the dead Mr. Chomos had a violent temper and was unable lo control him- self once ho became angry. Both Mrs. CJiomos and Alvin told Llic court they had been beaten and threatened many limes by the deceased man. Mrs. Chomos said she had lived In constant fenr of her husband because he threatened lo kill her with n knife or burn UIB house down with everyone in it. Alvin lold the court his fath- er had beaten him many times, "mostly with his fists, but once he used a scoop shovel." Court also lold the eld- erly Chomos had thrown his six-year-old grandson down a (light of stairs during a lit of temper. "He was an evil-minded and jealous man, he was always Willie Dixon blues show Wednesday Willie Dixon and Ihe Chicago All Stars, will perform in a concerL of modern blues Wed- nesday at p.m. al Ihe Lcthbririrje Exhibition Pavilion. The concert is part of a West- era Canada tour sponsored by Earth Breeze, Ihe company wlu'ch also sponsored John hce Hooker's performance. Touring with Willie Dixon is Lhe High Hying Uird, a new West coast group. Tickels are available at Lei- ster's and Music-land. CLIFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK DENTAl LAB Lower Level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 HUMIDIFIERS AND FURNACE AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE Chorlton Hill Ltd. 1262 2nd AVD. S Phone 328-3388 accusing me of running around with other men and was jeal- ous of anyone I lalkcd said Mrs. Chomos. An argument on (he night of the shooting resulted when the deceased Cliomos discovered his wife had purchased lunch meat for sandwiches for Alvin. I had been divorced since my son Darwin was months old, and had been living at liomc so someone could care for him wliiie I was at said Alvin Chomos. "My father didn't like me living at home and fought with my mom whenever she bought food for he said. The fight grew progressively worse until Alvin heard his father threaten to kill his moth- er with a "big knife." "I went upslairs from my bedroom in (lie basement and told my father lo stop picking on my mother all the Alvin told the court "I went back downstairs to my room and began to read a book, but heard noise in a kitchen cupboard. 1 was afraid my father was getting a kmfe. Without thinking I took my shotgun and four or five shells from a box and started back upslairs. "I wanted to have something lo make him listen to Alvin said. "When I got part way up the stairs I saw my father in the hall mill a knife. I lold him to put it and stop what he was doing. He turned, swore and threatened lo kill me ns well, then he came toward me. "I squeezed the trigger, heard the gun, felt something splash in my face and saw my father fall to one he con- linucd. "In a daze I returned to the bedroom, but heard a noise up- stairs that sounded like a body falling. "I thought he had killed my mom and was afraid Darwin w o u 1 d be next. I ran back up the stairs and saw him in the hallway with one arm behind his back and the other extend- ed like he slill had the knife. "I remember shooling again and I must have shot another lime because he was shot three Alvin said. When he saw his father fall motionless In (be kitchen, Alvin ran from (lie house to the back yard with his gun, but decided, he should not nm away. "I leaned ray gun in the hall and went down to my room where I started to he said. He was in his room and cry- ing when the Tabor Town Po- lice who had been called by his mother from a neighbor's house arrived and arrested him. I didn't really believe my father was dead unlil Ihe police told me (be next said Alvin. EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR SHOE REPAIR MIKE HANZEL 317 7th STREET SOUTH SERVICE LTD, REGULAR EVENING AUCTION AT THE WAREHOUSE 1920 2nd AVE. S. THURSDAY, APRIL, 20th SALE STARTS P.M. TERMS CASH No 8ESIRVE Antiques Collector's Items I-ovely Oak Jacolwan Ixivc Seal; Km. Coal t Wood Ilenlcr dvilli brass 2 Old Churns; Old Coffee Crimlcr; 2 Military Saddles: Ink Well; Aladdin Lamp: 2 Old Car Lamps; Indian Head Dress; Coin Scl; Pr. FrrKlcd Glass; Mexican Spurs; Picture Lg. Hollies. 2 liollaway Ticds; Good Flcctwood Console TV; Vanity Dresser; Ping Pong Talllo; Chrome Table i Chairs; Lg. Chest of Drawers; 2 Wf' Gas Hangcs; Crib t Mattress- Barljcfjiie; Crosley Fridge; Old Forge. Coal CIL Repealer 22 Rifle; 3 Single Box Springs Mattresses; Portable TV; Chrome Chairs; Lg Jug in Basket; Coffee Table; Folding Chairs; Green Bathtub; G.E. Fridge; Wash Hasins: filoam Cleaner; Power Mow- ers; Grass Sweep; Quantity of Bicycles; Ping Pong Table; Bird Cage Stand; Complelc Beds; Kesslcr 12 Ga. Shot- gun; Floor I.amps; New Trike; Sm. Modern Love Scat FooUlool; Boiler; Floor Lamps; Table Lamps. 1961 DODGE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. PHONE 328-4705 1920 2nd AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE AUCTIONEERS TED NEVVBY KEITH ERDMANN Lie. 41 Lie. 418 The LctWnridgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lctlibridge, Alberta, Wednesday, April 19, 1972 .PAGES 15 TO 2a NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION CECIL OXENBURY DISPENSING OPTICIANS LTD. 101 PROFESSIONAL BLDG 740 4lh AVE. S. LE1HBRIDGI, ALBERlA Summer il coming. Be ready wilh a pair of Prcicriplion Sunglajici. LCC program By noV CALDWEL1 Herald Slaff Writer A man loses his promotion ind liis job. Another is humiliated hy a otential employer. The reason: they lacked ci- hcr the ability (o read and i'rile or couldn't handle basic iddilion and subtraction. These incidents and others iki> them have prompted the rClhbridgc Community College o initiate a new course aimed it leaching people basic com- munications skills. The problem came lo li.cht vhcn a woman wrote to the college stating that her hus- band couldn't read or write und asked if the college could iclp. Then it was found that sev- eral students enrolled in (he 'THE SUCCESS OF OUR OPERATION LIES THERE" These "operators" are not medical men. They arc lelh- bridge businessmen, members of Ihe Lelhbridge Chamber of Commerce. They are lying up the loose ends for a day- long ope rail on lorn orrow. The op era I ion Is known as a blitz, ll is a blilz for chamber memberships. Members of ihe chamber and Joycees will be calling on 150 lo 175 business and professional people, soliciting Ihefr support io furlher the work of ihe chamber. Lcfl lo right, clockwise, are: Jim Dunstan, membership commillee chairman! Wilf chamber manager; Terry Bland, chamber presi- dent; and Gerry Fry, membership contact. Kerber Pholo Tucson Boys5 Choir channs audience By MAHLENE COOK5IIAW Herald Staff Writer The youthful charm and exuberance of the Tucson Ari- zona Boys1 Chorus stole Lhe show vhcn it was allowed to show through Ihcir disciplined performance al the Vales Me- morial Centre last night. The 23 members, aged 10 lo 15, are currently on one of their annual lours under the aus- pices of the Overture Concerts Association. Lelhbridge was a stop on a three-month lour which led them to Whitecourt loday and will continue through the Northwest Terri- tories and Hawaii. The choir was formed in 1939, and has been directed by Jef- frey Ilaskcll since 19G5. Their most outstanding per- formance in Tuesday's pro- gram was definitely their stag- ing of four songs from Oliver. Scott Diurkholdor, 14, gave a beautiful, engaging and sensi- tive porlrayal of the show's star, Oliver, backed by his col- orful companions in Food, Glo- rious Fowl; Consider Yourself; and Thank You Very Much, liis performance of Where Is Love was a sincere and talented one. The rest of the program ranged from exceptional lo mediocre, primarily because of Ihe choice of songs. The boys a re g if ted wi I h amazingly voices and are extremely versatile enter- tainers. Although their voices arc ca- pable of commcndably per- forming such songs as The Lord's Prayer, Patron Das Macht Der Wind and some of the more mournful carols by Bcnjamen Britten, the songs don't corne off well hecause of Ihe age of the singers. The singers were much more SUBWAY Septic Tank Service Ltd. 128 North Mayor M. Dr. Phone 328-2298 Day 327-4058 Night Fibre glass Septic Tanks or Cisterns sold, or complete in- stallation of same, FORMALLY KNOWN AS SUBWAY CONCRETE at home and mucli more en- joyable in (.heir renditions of Three Hungarian Folk Songs; Dem Bones; Theme from High Chaparral, for which Ihcy wrote the words; and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. One of their most unexpected songs was the opening 0 Can- ada. The choir's life and enthusi- asm, contribuled lo by director Jeffrey Haskcll, saved iL from (he lack of stape personality, which a lot of older choirs suf- fer from. Mr. Haskell was obviously n talented performer in Ihe mu- sical field, as was demon- strated in his single solo and several piano accompaniments. The dramatic presentation, both his own and that of Ihe choir, in most cases less than perfect, however, and de- tracted from the high musical standard, Tho solos, by Ken Hyals, IL; Wendel Durncs, 13; and Scott Burkholdcr, gave Lhe throe a chance, which they used well, (o perform honestly ond dis- play a good deal of talent and personality. Two of the choir's more dis- appointing songs were Green- sleeves and I Was Born Under a Wondering Star. Their emo- tionless recitation of the two beautiful ballads was not up to their other work. The chonis was a talented, well-trained and unusual addi- tion lo the Overture Concerts events. The 1972-73 season vill in elude as yet undated perform ances by the Canadian Opera Company, the ballet ensemble IxiS Compagnons de la Danse Lhe CBC Vancouver Radio Or- chestra, and an operetta hy the Vienna Nights, from Europe. Season tickets are available from Jean ningland. Cancer blitz succeeds The Canadian Cancer Society today that it has the objective of 000 from door-to-door can- in the fund raising :ampaign. Campaign chairman Cecil jordon said the total objective if Lhe Lethbridgc district is MMOO willi the City of Lcth- iridgc contributing and he district The business canvassing part >f it, which ended last week, vas successful, and business canvassing chairman Peter Chumik said the objective of will be met. "We are confident the total objective will be Mr. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon asked residents to mail their donations lo the .society if they have not been approached by canvassers by tonight. "Because of the shortage canvassers, we will extend our canvassing to to- night, but tonight will be the last he said. special Priority Employment '.'rograin could not road well moufili (o follow basic instruc- ions. Mariellc nn I us true- or at I he college, said many people1 left school al the age of 1 or ]'2 lo (TO to work when heir needed .upporl more than they needed in crducation, nnrl they simply inve never had the oppur- unily to rcaii'n to school. Mrs. I'ncjLim said she hopes ho.sc who ticc-d lliis type u( raining won't be Loo embar- asset) lo come (o the classes. ''We deal viith nuieh more sc- ions problems Iwre constant- she said. "These are jvist people tliaL cnn Slic told of (he man who lost ILS jot; wlic'ii his boss discover- ed he couldn't add and sub- ract. "This man worked for four 'ears in a .slaughter house and was promoted. On (he first day at his new job IIP found he had !o add and MihtracL and so he [old his boss thai lie couldn't do Ihe job. "Instead of gelling his old ol> back, ho was fired." Mrs. Pacjuiji snid there has )cen good response to the pro- gram so far. Twelve people h a v e called a 1 r e a d y and the program insn't even been advertised. Some of (he calls have come rrom the rural areas surround- ing Lethbridpe. The classes begin May 1 and will run for 12 weeks. They will se held throe hours a day, starling at 3 a.m. There will he 10 (o 12 stu- dents per class, hut there will be no limit on tola! enrolment, Mrs. Paquin said anyone who attends the classes regularly will be able to handle the Grade 8-levcl college courses at the end of the 12 weeks. The course is free, and if it is successful it may be continued this fall. CHECK-UP A regular medical check-up will help prevent cancer, ac- cording to the Canadian Cancer Society. Hire-a-Student starts May 1 The Hirc-a-Sludent program, a community project co-ordi- nalcd by Canada Manpower, will be open for business in Lclhhridgo May 1. Folk festival Thursday The 1972 edition of Winston Churchill High School's Folk Festival will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Yatcs Mem-, orial Centre. Ten groups will provide en- tertainment, with last year's first and second place winners, Hence Wright and Miki Mur- aki, bring Lwo of the entries. Trophies will he presented to firsL ond second place winners. Adjudicators are Lily Lartcr and Sticila Pisko. Tickets arc GO cents for stu- dents and [or adults, and .ire available at Churchill, Leis- ter's, ami the box office prior to the festival. Anglo Distributors SERVICE CENTRE 419 5th Street South Phono 328-6922 NOW OPEN Government Licensed Technician ond Tfjpo Recorders. SONY LLOYDS DUAL NORESCO Till Ldhbridgc offices will he at 323 7tli SI. S. Jim Kanishiro, senior man- power counsellor in eliarfic of tho program said, "We're opti- mistic that we'll have as good a summer as last." Tie added lhat new industries coming into the urea are good indicators of success. Co-orrfinalor of the Canada Manpower Centre for students is Hod Lomas, a gradutc uni- versity sluclent, who has been Appointment Kisel of Lcthbridge was appointed a marriage commissinacr under a cabinet order loday autho- rized by the Marriage Act. The appointment is elective imme- diately. at the centre for two months, doing preliminary T h c llirc-a-Studcnt program comprises representation from Ihe Ixithbridgc Chamber of Commerce, Lelhbridgc and District Labor Council, the Lethbridge Community College Students' Council, the Univer- sity of Ixjthbridfle Students' So- ciety, the Alberta department of youth, culture nnd recrea- tion, the city's news media, and from the business commu- nity in general. As with last year, there will he co-ordinated service in the district louiis. Baird remanded John David Balrd, 25, o( Lelhbridgc was remanded for one week without plea when he appeared in I.ethljridga magis- trate's court this morning, with property bail of 52.000 set. He is charged wiLh the at- tempted murder o[ .lack Stan- ley Soltys, 21, also of Lcth- liridgc, following a shooting in- cidenl in Baird's home Friday night. Soltys remains in serious condition in hospital. HUMIDIFIERS C A SHEET METAL LTD.' 1709 2nd Avc. S. 328-5973 April 23rd to April 29th Is National Secretary's Week SURPRISE HER WITH A April Special For Only For 2.95 OR A Bud Vase ncl 2 Ros For only And 2 Rosoi QP KEEP HER HAPPY III KEEP HER I 11 Marquis Flower Shop MARQUIS HOTEL PHONE 327-liIS ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC cTiwnrJi Bldg. 221 Slh St. S. Phone 32B-4095 FRIZBEE Regular 1.20 QQrl Special O3J5 Regular 1.50 4 OQ Special I YOYO Regular 79c and 98c SPECIAL 690 ana 880 KITES Reg. 99c and 1.31 SPECIAL 660, 1.99 Call Toys 327-5767 DOWNTOWN Showing now at Camm's] Our Fabulous Spring Collection of New Styles by "EMPRESS" As shown in black kid under Many other styles to chooic from. 'Charmer" shown in Came', Navy, or Whife Kid. 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